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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431057/quantitative-analysis-of-pkp2-and-neighbouring-genes-in-a-patient-with-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-heterozygous-pkp2-deletion
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Keiko Sonoda, Seiko Ohno, Sou Otuki, Koichi Kato, Nobue Yagihara, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takeru Makiyama, Tohru Minamino, Minoru Horie
Aims: Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a disease mainly caused by desmosome gene mutations. The genetic culprit, however, remains elusive in ∼50% of ARVC patients. One of the reasons for missing genetic abnormalities is the difficulty in detecting large deletions/duplications, which are called as copy number variation (CNV) by the Sanger sequencing method. This study aimed to identify CNVs in PKP2 and a part of other desmosome genes in ARVC patients. Methods and Results: The study cohort consisted of 71 ARVC probands who were diagnosed as definite or borderline cases based on 2010 Task Force Criteria...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431055/electrocardiographic-differentiation-of-idiopathic-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-ectopy-from-early-arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-cardiomyopathy
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Jan Novak, Alessandro Zorzi, Silvia Castelletti, Antonis Pantasis, Ilaria Rigato, Domenico Corrado, William Mckenna, Pier D Lambiase
Aims: The differentiation between idiopathic right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) arrhythmias and early arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) can be challenging. We aimed to assess whether QRS morphological features and coupling interval of ventricular ectopic beats (VEBs) can improve differentiation between the two conditions. Methods and Results: Twenty desmosomal-gene mutation carriers (13 females, mean age 43 years) with no or mild ARVC phenotypic expression and 33 age- and sex-matched subjects with idiopathic RVOT arrhythmias were studied...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429689/relationship-between-fragmented-qrs-complexes-in-leads-v4-v6-and-left-ventricular-apical-thrombus-formation-in-patients-presenting-with-first-acute-anterior-myocardial-infarction
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Erkan Baysal, Cengiz Burak, Barış Yaylak, Bernas Altıntaş, Önder Öztürk, Hacı Çiftçi, Rojhat Altındağ, Serdar Söner
OBJECTIVE: The present study was an investigation of the relationship between fragmented QRS (fQRS) and left ventricular apical thrombus (LVAT) in patients presenting with first acute anterior myocardial infarction (MI). METHODS: Consecutive 148 patients (mean age: 60.1±10.1 years; male: 75.6%) with first acute anterior MI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were included. Study population was divided into 2 groups based on presence of LVAT...
April 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427578/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators-with-versus-without-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-a-qrs-duration%C3%A2-180-ms
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Varun Sundaram, Jayakumar Sahadevan, Albert L Waldo, George J Stukenborg, Yogesh N V Reddy, Samuel J Asirvatham, Judith A Mackall, Anselma Intini, Brigid Wilson, Daniel I Simon, Kenneth C Bilchick
BACKGROUND: More than 20% of Medicare beneficiaries receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) have a very wide (≥180 ms) QRS complex duration (QRSD). Outcomes of CRT-D in these patients are not well-established because they have been underrepresented in clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: This study examined outcomes in patients with CRT-D in a very wide QRSD with left bundle branch block (LBBB) versus those without LBBB. METHODS: Medicare patients from the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Registry (January 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006) with a CRT-D and confirmed Class I or IIa indications for CRT-D were matched to implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) patients without CRT despite having Class I or IIa indications for CRT...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420906/comparison-of-ultrasound-and-ultrasound-plus-nerve-stimulator-guidance-axillary-plexus-block
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Gokhan Demirelli, Semih Baskan, Isil Karabeyoglu, Ismail Aytac, Dilsen Hatice Ornek, Alper Erdogmus, Mustafa Baydar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of axillary plexus blockade applied using ultrasound only and using ultrasound together with nerve stimulator in patients undergoing planned forearm, wrist or hand surgery. METHODS: This randomised, prospective, double-blinded, single-centre study was conducted at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, from November 2014 to August 2015, and comprised patients undergoing forearm, wrist or hand surgery...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416358/non-gated-high-pitch-computed-tomography-aortic-angiography-myocardial-perfusion-defects-in-patients-with-suspected-aortic-dissection
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Li-Ting Huang, Shih-Hung Chan, Chia-Chang Chuang, Yi-Shan Tsai
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the diagnostic value of first-pass myocardial perfusion defects visualised in non-gated high-pitch computed tomography angiography (CTA) in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) for suspected aortic dissection. METHODS: We recruited 174 ED patients who underwent high-pitch CTA of the aorta because of suspected aortic dissection. We divided these patients into two groups (diseased and control groups) based on whether their clinical data fulfilled the third universal definition of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), specifically an increase in cardiac troponin (cTn) with at least one of the following: (a) symptoms of ischemia; (b) new ST-segment-T wave (ST-T) changes or new left bundle branch block (LBBB); (c) development of pathological Q wave; (d) new loss of viable myocardium or new regional wall motion abnormality; or (e) identification of an intracoronary thrombus by angiography or autopsy...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416247/adaptive-crt-in-patients-with-normal-av-conduction-and-left-bundle-branch-block-does-qrs-duration-matter
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Hiro Yamasaki, Daniel Lustgarten, Jeffrey Cerkvenik, David Birnie, Maurizio Gasparini, Kathy Lia-Fun Lee, Yukio Sekiguchi, Niraj Varma, Bernd Lemke, Randall C Starling, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Adaptive cardiac resynchronization therapy (aCRT) is a dynamic optimization algorithm which paces only the left ventricle (LV) when atrio-ventricular (AV) conduction is normal, thus reducing right ventricular (RV) pacing. However, the impact of QRS duration on aCRT efficacy remains uncertain. We examined whether QRS duration impacts aCRT effectiveness in patients with left bundle branch block (LBBB) and preserved AV conduction. METHODS: Randomized patients in the Adaptive CRT trial, which enrolled NYHA III/IV patients, were used in this analysis...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413775/an-interesting-case-of-mycoplasma-pneumonia-associated-multisystem-involvement-and-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage
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Rashmi Mishra, Edison Cano, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Severe mycoplasma pneumonia is a rare entity with only 0.5-2% of cases having a fulminant course. We present a 74-year-old woman with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and remote history of marginal zone B-cell lymphoma admitted with abdominal pain and diarrhea of 1-2 days associated with body-aches, dyspnea, dry cough and weight loss for 2-3 weeks. On physical exam, she was febrile, tachypneic, tachycardic and hypoxic on room air. Chest examination revealed diffuse crackles and end-expiratory wheezes. Laboratory tests showed anemia, acute-on-chronic kidney injury and hyaline casts and epithelial cells in the urine analysis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412961/perventricular-double-device-closure-of-wide-spaced-multi-hole-perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defect
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Fei Liang, Li Hongxin, Hai-Zhou Zhang, Guo Wenbin, Cheng-Wei Zou, Zeeshan Farhaj
BACKGROUND: Device closure of a wide-spaced multi-hole PmVSD is difficult to succeed in percutaneous approach. This study is to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of perventricular device closure of wide-spaced multi-hole PmVSD using a double-device implanting technique. METHODS: Sixteen patients with wide-spaced multi-hole PmVSD underwent perventricular closure with two devices through an inferior median sternotomy approach under transesophageal echocardiographic guidance...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412434/a-highly-predictive-risk-model-for-pacemaker-implantation-after-tavr
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Yoshio Maeno, Yigal Abramowitz, Hiroyuki Kawamori, Yoshio Kazuno, Shunsuke Kubo, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Geeteshwar Mangat, Kazuaki Okuyama, Mohammad Kashif, Tarun Chakravarty, Mamoo Nakamura, Wen Cheng, John Friedman, Daniel Berman, Raj R Makkar, Hasan Jilaihawi
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to develop a robust and definitive risk model for new permanent pacemaker implantation (PPMI) after SAPIEN 3 (third generation balloon expandable valve) (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (third generation balloon expandable valve TAVR), including calcification in the aortic-valvular complex (AVC). BACKGROUND: The association between calcium in the AVC and need for PPMI is poorly delineated after third generation balloon expandable valve TAVR...
April 7, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400315/permanent-his-bundle-pacing-for-cardiac-resychronization-therapy-initial-feasibility-study-in-lieu-of-left-ventricular-lead
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Olujimi A Ajijola, Gaurav Upadhyay, Carlos Macias, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Roderick Tung
BACKGROUND: Permanent His bundle pacing (HBP) has the potential to physiologically normalize wide QRS duration in patients with bundle branch block and cardiomyopathy. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of incorporating a His bundle lead for cardiac resychronization therapy (CRT) in lieu of a coronary sinus lead. METHODS: Patients with an indication for CRT (n=21) underwent attempted implantation of a HBP placed into the left ventricular (LV) lead port...
April 8, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400028/predicting-clinical-and-echocardiographic-response-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-a-score-combining-clinical-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-parameters
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Anne Bernard, Aymeric Menet, Sylvestre Marechaux, Maxime Fournet, Frederic Schnell, Yves Guyomar, Christophe Leclercq, Philippe Mabo, Laurent Fauchier, Erwan Donal
The L2ANDS2 score was previously found to be able to assess the probability of left ventricular (LV) remodeling. We sought to evaluate this score in terms of clinical outcomes: 275 patients with heart failure, from 2 centers, implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device were followed at least 2 years after implantation. Baseline clinical, electrocardiographic, and echocardiographic characteristics including left bundle branch block, age >70 years, nonischemic etiology, LV end-diastolic diameter <40 mm/m(2), and septal flash by echocardiography were integrated in 4 scoring systems...
March 15, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398556/prognosis-associated-with-redo-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-following-complete-device-and-lead-extraction-due-to-device-related-infection
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Martin Seifert, Viviane Moeller, Anita Arya, Thomas Schau, Frank Hoelschermann, Christian Butter
Aims: An increase in the number of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device implantations worldwide has led to a consequent increase in the number of infections associated with the device, making extraction of the CRT device inevitable. Redo CRT implantation after treatment and recovery following device extraction is challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the success rate, complications, and long-term prognosis of redo CRT implantation, including the rates of subclavian, cava, and coronary sinus (CS) vein thrombosis as well as re-infection...
April 6, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398490/the-prognostic-benefit-of-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-is-greater-in-concordant-vs-discordant-left-bundle-branch-block-in-the-multicenter-automatic-defibrillator-implantation-trial-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-madit-crt
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Luigi Padeletti, Alberto Aimo, Bella Vishenvsky, Arielle Schwartz, Scott McNitt, Paul J Wang, Arthur J Moss, Michele Emdin, Wojciech Zareba
Aims: Discordant and concordant left bundle branch block (dLBBB/cLBBB) are characterized by negative or positive T waves, respectively, in lateral leads. We assessed if the two morphologies are associated with different clinical status and prognosis in patients with heart failure (HF) and current indication to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)/CRT-Defibrillator (CRT-D). Methods and results: Baseline electrocardiograms of 1270 patients with LBBB in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy cohort were analysed to identify dLBBB and cLBBB...
April 7, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391991/relation-of-qrs-duration-to-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block
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Biagio Sassone, Matteo Bertini, Matteo Beltrami, Michele Malagù, Giovanni Pasanisi, Helene Afi Kuwornu, Nicola Avigni, Giuseppe Fucà, Federico Pacchioni, Monica Minarelli, Maria Letizia Bacchi Reggiani, Luigi Padeletti
Left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony (LVdys) is a necessary condition for successful cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Despite left bundle branch block (LBBB) representing a reliable surrogate of LVdys, not all LBBB patients will respond to CRT. Our aim was to investigate the relation between QRS duration and LVdys in patients with LBBB who underwent CRT. We retrospectively studied 165 patients with LBBB who underwent CRT implantation according to the current guidelines. A 6-month reduction of LV end-systolic volume ≥15% identified responders to CRT...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386917/epidemiology-and-one-year-outcomes-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-and-preserved-mid-range-and-reduced-ejection-fraction-an-analysis-of-the-esc-heart-failure-long-term-registry
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Ovidiu Chioncel, Mitja Lainscak, Petar M Seferovic, Stefan D Anker, Maria G Crespo-Leiro, Veli-Pekka Harjola, John Parissis, Cecile Laroche, Massimo Francesco Piepoli, Candida Fonseca, Alexandre Mebazaa, Lars Lund, Giuseppe A Ambrosio, Andrew J Coats, Roberto Ferrari, Frank Ruschitzka, Aldo P Maggioni, Gerasimos Filippatos
AIMS: The objectives of the present study were to describe epidemiology and outcomes in ambulatory heart failure (HF) patients stratified by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and to identify predictors for mortality at 1 year in each group. METHODS AND RESULTS: The European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Long-Term Registry is a prospective, observational study collecting epidemiological information and 1-year follow-up data in 9134 HF patients. Patients were classified according to baseline LVEF into HF with reduced EF [EF <40% (HFrEF)], mid-range EF [EF 40-50% (HFmrEF)] and preserved EF [EF >50% (HFpEF)]...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382083/prognostic-implication-of-the-qrs-axis-and-its-association-with-myocardial-scarring-in-patients-with-left-bundle-branch-block
#17
Chan Soon Park, Myung-Jin Cha, Eue-Keun Choi, Seil Oh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Left bundle branch block (LBBB) with left axis deviation (LAD) has a worse prognosis than LBBB with a normal axis, and myocardial dysfunction has been suggested as a cause of left axis deviation. This study investigated the prognostic significance of the QRS axis in patients with LBBB and analyzed its relationship with the amount of myocardial scarring. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 829 patients were diagnosed with LBBB at Seoul National University Hospital from October 2004 to June 2014...
March 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377313/conduction-disturbances-after-tavr-electrophysiological-studies-and-pacemaker-dependency
#18
Nader Makki, Jenn Dollery, Danielle Jones, Juan Crestanello, Scott Lilly
BACKGROUND: Permanent pacemaker (PPM) placement occurs in 5-20% of patients after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Although predictors of pacemaker implantation have been established, features that predispose patients to pacemaker utilization on follow up have not been widely reported. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients undergoing commercial TAVR between 2011 and 2016. We collated patients that underwent in-hospital PPM implantation and had a follow up of at least 3months...
March 15, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373784/left-ventricular-noncompaction-a-rare-form-of-cardiomyopathy-revelation-modes-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-through-23-cases
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Iliyasse Asfalou, Sanae Boulaamayl, Maha Raissouni, Najat Mouine, Mohamed Sabry, Jamal Kheyi, Nawal Doghmi, Aatif Benyass
OBJECTIVES: To describe modes of clinical presentation and echocardiographic, angiographic, and rhythmic features, and prognostic characteristics of left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy (LVNC) in North African adults, through one of the first series in Morocco. BACKGROUND: LVNC is a rare congenital disorder, described for the first time by Engberding in 1984. The suspected diagnosis in thromboembolic, hemodynamic, or rhythm events requires both echocardiography and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR)...
April 2017: Journal of the Saudi Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371908/acute-right-ventricular-resynchronization-improves-haemodynamics-in-children-after-surgical-repair-of-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Pavel Vojtovic, Filip Kucera, Peter Kubuš, Roman Gebauer, Tomáš Matejka, Tomáš Tláskal, Miroslav Ložek, Jan Kovanda, Jan Janoušek
Aims: Right bundle branch block is associated with right ventricular (RV) electromechanical dyssynchrony, which may contribute to acute haemodynamic impairment after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). We sought to evaluate the effects of RV resynchronization on haemodynamics and tissue oxygenation during the first 24 h after surgery. Methods and results: Arterial pressures, cardiac output, and tissue oxygenation were measured in 28 consecutive patients (median age 10...
March 23, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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